Your wedding ceremony is the most important part of your wedding day, and in some respects the biggest moment of your life. After the ceremony, the natural inclination of every happy couple is to celebrate this momentous occasion. This is the time for you and your family and friends to get together and enjoy the happiest day of both your lives.

Choosing the right venue for your wedding celebrations is important and finding the right one for the reception you have in mind is paramount. There are all sorts of venues available to you and some of them can represent a significant investment for a couple.

Don't be afraid to shop around. Finding out about the venue from someone who has attended a function there is always a good idea. You should bear in mind that all the most popular venues book up quickly so try to book as far in advance as possible.

Discuss your wedding plans with the banqueting staff at your chosen venue. They will have lots of experience in planning receptions and you will be able to benefit from their skills and expertise.

Venues can range from a castle or manor house, to a hotel or restaurant, right through to a pub reception or a celebration at home.

To help you find out about some of the more popular settings for weddings in Ireland, we have taken a look at some of the most popular ones.